Celtic Toys Bears – Teddy Bear, History, Information

Celtic Toys was started in 1965 when Hans Weberpals left Gaeltarra Eireann and started the company with a partner. They produced teddy bears but also other products like anoraks to keep the company afloat. In 1975 the company closed down but reopened in 1978 making children’s clothing. The bears made at the time were made from synthetic fibers, including their noses and eyes. The bears are unjointed and had typical Irish characteristics like short limbs, dual color bodies and wide apart ears.

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